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This specification establishes the recognized performance requirements and corresponding test procedures for portable and permanent emergency escape ladders for residential use. The ladder shall show evidence of good workmanship and meet the requirements specified for the following: vertical static load; horizontal static load; rung/step strength; rung/step/side support shear; deployment weight; deployment time; hook or attachment stability; rung/step size; rung/step release mechanism; heat deflection temperature; standoff; designed length; rung/step spacing; rungs/steps; rated load; stress relief; and heat aging.
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1.1 This specification establishes recognized performance requirements for portable and permanent emergency escape ladders for residential use.
1.2 This specification replaces provisional standard PS 117.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D648 Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
Underwriters Laboratories StandardUL 746b Oven Aging Techniques
ICS Number Code 97.145 (Ladders)
UNSPSC Code 49241700(Swimming pool and spa equipment and supplies)
ASTM F2175-07(2015), Standard Specification for Portable and Permanent Emergency Escape Ladders for Residential Use, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top